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FAREWELL BOOK CLUB #18
'CLOSER' by Dennis Cooper

Join us Sunday evening, February 21st, for Farewell Book Club #18. We will host a friendly and casual discussion for Dennis Cooper's novel 'Closer' Beverages will be available but please feel free to BYOB or BYOS (Bring Your Own Snack) We are very happy to see you all.

Copies of 'Closer' are available for purchase at Farewell Books.

Sunday, February 21st, 2016
Farewell Books
913 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Free / Open to the public
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CLOSER
Dennis Cooper
Grove Press / 1990

Physically beautiful and strangely passive, George Miles attracts his fellow students with a mysterious promise, like a wallet lying on the street. One after another, his teenage friends rifle through George, ransacking him for love or anything else they could trust in the mindlessness of middle America. What they find is a vision of nightmare intensity, in a novel that assaults the senses as it engages the mind.

In brutally frank prose that exposes euphemism, cliché, and evasion, Dennis Cooper stares unflinchingly at the horror of a society without values, and his vision makes its enormity all too real. It is a world in which pain is an undeniable reality, the inevitable companion of truth, and a test of our commitment to life. Dennis Cooper explores the limits of experience, and while he sharpens our understanding of the life around us, he leaves no escape from what he finds.

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DENNIS COOPER

Poet, novelist, and short story writer Dennis Cooper was born in Pasadena, California. He grew up in Southern California and was educated at Pasadena City College and Pitzer College. Cooper’s early influences include French avant-garde poetry and novels and the films of Robert Bresson. In his work, he engages the limits of the body, and of speech, in response to the pressure of desire.
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